Off Duty Denim

I don’t know about you, but I get kind of stuck in my mummy wardrobe, and even after baby weight has shifted, or cake weight has been gained, I am still wearing the same old clothes because it fit me once, or I can’t spend money on myself, or something…! Anyway, when George at ASDA challenged me to wear denim for the whole weekend, I was a bit excited, because here was a chance to break out of my ‘uniform’ and get something new!

patterned top with wonderfit jeans george at asda

Blue Patterned Top (£12) | Wonderfit Bootcut Jeans (£20) | Cute baby all mine

One thing about new clothes though, is that they still have to put up with the usual routine of looking after the boys, so I picked this first top based on the idea it would be baggy enough to pull up when I need to feed Noah, and also snots and spit up are not immediately obvious.

So after picking up mounds of Duplo, we headed off to Howdon Park Playsite to continue our Local Playground Challenge.

The jeans by George at ASDA are new Wonderfit Bootleg jeans, and are amazingly comfortable. They’ve got two fake pockets on the front, and two pockets on the back. The pockets on the back are deep enough for me to slip my iPhone in without poking out of the top too much. The fake pockets on the front are slightly annoying because I’m used to having a space to slip my coins into.

making cheesy eggy bread wearing george at asda

Crochet top (£14) | Wonderfit Bootcut Jeans (£20) | milk, cheese and cup of tea, all mine

When we got home we were ready for lunch, and made very yummy, very easy cheesy eggy bread. I changed into this top because I thought we might be able to go out for lunch, but Rob vetoed that on the basis that cheesy, eggy bread is much tastier than anything we could buy. Huh. Flattery will get you everywhere. Well, a nice lunch, at least.

On Sunday we went out for a walk along the coast. 

  
There’s something about the fresh air that makes me hungry, so we stopped off in the pub for a pint and a juicy burger with pulled pork.
juicy burger
These Wonderfit trousers hold their shape, and don’t get baggy on the knees after one wear. They fit so well, I have no fear bending down – nobody wants to see a full moon in the middle of the day! They’re super stretchy, too, so there’s no ‘ugh’ moment when you do bend down.

bendy trousers

Wonderfit Bootcut Jeans (£20) | Scoop Neck Vest Top (£4) | Hoodie and trainers – mine, all mine

Would I recommend these jeans? Yes, especially if you’re looking for something comfortable and flattering. They come in sizes like ‘small’ ‘medium’, and so on, which actually is quite nice if you are between sizes, and the jeans are very stretchy. The one down side is, and I’m afraid I’ve had to test this rather too much this week, with snotty, cold-ridden, teething Noah around – the black shows up snot trails rather too easily and they haven’t washed incredibly well. The once-black jeans are a little bit faded on the waistband and hem. I did anticipate how much I’d have to wash them, and did originally order a different denim wash, but they’d run out. 

How’s your mummy wardrobe looking? Is there ever ‘off duty’ when you’re a parent?!

This is a collaborative post, for which I was compensated. Photos of me taken by (apparently) shaky-handed Daddy Foote.

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23 Comments

  1. October 20, 2015 / 1:27 pm

    I love finding jeans and pants that work well for our ‘job’ of mom. These look great! Do you have a link to the brand or where to find them?

    • October 20, 2015 / 4:10 pm

      I do, it’s in there now! Thanks for the reminder, Stephanie 🙂

  2. ohnikkashae
    October 20, 2015 / 2:56 pm

    I have my cute comfy clothes that I wear when I go to the grocery store or cooking!!

    • October 20, 2015 / 4:14 pm

      Hey, they’re great whatever your parental status! They have all kinds to suit different shapes, and they’re comfy!

  3. October 20, 2015 / 4:21 pm

    I have been shying away from my jeans lately, too! They fit me, but they just aren’t as comfortable as, say, a maxi dress! 😉 Haha!

  4. October 20, 2015 / 5:54 pm

    cute and comfy is the name of the game these days… I can’t wear anything uncomfortable anymore, it’s just not in me!

  5. October 20, 2015 / 7:15 pm

    I’m all about comfort and stretch, they look comfy 🙂 What a lovely weekend you had with your family x

  6. October 20, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    Finding the perfect pair of jeans can be so hard! For me, Madewell jeans fit perfect, but they are so expensive. 🙁 …Side note: I love your stroller!

  7. kellyharrold
    October 20, 2015 / 10:22 pm

    These look fantastic on you! Plus your kids are super adorable 🙂

    • October 20, 2015 / 10:33 pm

      Thanks so much Kelly! I made them myself (the kids, that is, not the jeans!!)

  8. Susannah
    October 21, 2015 / 4:15 am

    You look GREAT and those jeans sound wonderful! I always like having jeans with a little stretch in them! <3

  9. Debra
    October 21, 2015 / 5:04 am

    I am all about comfort! These look awesome!

  10. Olfa Turki
    October 21, 2015 / 6:07 am

    The jeans look great. I like stretch jeans because they are very comfy.

  11. October 21, 2015 / 7:15 am

    They look so comfortable perfect for running around after the kids. The quality of them could be better though it is a shame they faded after one wash.

    • October 21, 2015 / 4:01 pm

      Super stretchy like a two way stretch.

  12. October 21, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    I practically live in my denim and I would wear them 24/7 if I could get away with it!

  13. October 22, 2015 / 9:20 pm

    Omg so drooling over the pulled pork sandwich you had!!!! Looks beyond delicious!

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